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Atkins, Anna, 1799-1871

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    • Children, Anna, 1799-1871
    • A. A. (Anna Atkins), 1799-1871
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    • found: Atkins, Anna. Sun gardens : Victorian photograms / by Anna Atkins ; text by Larry J. Schaaf, c1985:t.p. (Anna Atkins) p. 23, etc. (b. Anna Children, 3/16/1799; m. John Pelly Atkins, 8/30/1825; d. 6/9/1871)
    • found: Atkins, Anna. Photographs of British algae, 1843-1853:pt. 1, leaf 3 (preface, signed A.A.)
    • found: Schaaf, Larry J. "Atkins (née Children), Anna (1799-1871)," in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, accessed online March 28, 2017(Atkins (née Children), Anna; botanist and photographic artist, born March 16, 1799, in Tonbridge, Kent, daughter of John George Children (1777-1852), scientist; "it is ... likely that her father's influential position in the British Museum and the Royal Society encouraged her participation and acceptance in these traditionally male circles"; contributed more than 200 drawings to her father's 1823 translation of Jean Lamarck's Genera of shells; married John Pelly Atkins, 1825; member of the Botanical Society of London; "undertook the first serious application of photography to science by making photograms of her extensive collection of algae," utilizing Sir John Herschel's 1842 invention of the cyanotype process; her privately published Photographs of British algae, issued in parts between 1843 and 1853, was "the first book illustrated with photographs"; died in Sevenoaks, at her home, Halstead Place, on June 9, 1871)
    • found: Schaaf, Larry A. "The first photographically printed and illustrated book," in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, v.73 (1979), via ProQuest, March 28, 2017:pages 212-213 ("Atkins authored only one other work [besides Photographs of British algae], a privately printed memorial to her father in 1853 [Memoir of J.G. Children, Esq.], but has been incorrectly credited with several novels in some bibliographies"; most incorrect attributions based on British Library (then British Museum) cataloging, which credited The perils of fashion and others to her; a list on the back cover of the British Museum copy of Murder will out attributes authorship to "a Mrs Atkyns. There seems to be no reason to associate these with Anna Atkins")
    • found: Boase, Frederick. Modern English biography, v. 4 (supplement v. 1), 1908, via Google Books, March 28, 2017:page 191 (Atkins, Anna (dau. of John George Children), b. 1800, d. 1872; author of Photographs of British algae, Memoir of J.G. Children, The perils of fashion, The colonel, A page from the peerage)
    • found: Halkett, S. Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition):v. 4, page 324 (Perils (the) of fashion (by Mrs. Anna Atkins)) v. 1, page 377 (Colonel (the) : a story of fashionable life. By the author of The perils of fashion (Mrs Anna Atkins)) v. 4, page 134 (Murder will out : a story of real life. By the author of The colonel, etc. (Mrs. Anna Atkins)) v. 4, page 290 (Page (a) from the peerage. By the author of The colonel, etc. (Mrs. Anna Atkins, née Children))
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    • [Not the same as: Atkyns, Mrs., no2017039031]
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    • 1986-02-25: new
    • 2017-03-29: revised
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